When I picked up today's newspaper, I was startled by the lead story: a woman at one of the major companies here - thinking that the elevator was in place when the outer doors opened -stepped in and - there was no elevator - she went down the shaft!!!
God bless her!!!!
What immediately came to my mind - as I stood there in horror reading this story - was how it is also metaphoric: how often I have thought a person, a situation, was totally and completely there for me, so -why look?! I had no idea they had any variance or duplicity!
I stepped in, and, I plunged.
Whether its as a figure of speech or real life, God be with all of us who take that step, only to find there is no there, there!